Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
More banking choices, greater convenience
Sep 12, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has appointed three banks as managing agents (MAs) for Child Development Accounts (CDAs) under the Baby Bonus Scheme. They are DBS Bank Limited (DBS), United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC). OCBC is an existing MA, while DBS and UOB are newly appointed MAs which will start providing CDA services from the second quarter of 2015.
72,000 benefit from ComCare Assistance and moves made to improve delivery in 2013
Sep 10, 2014
More than $102 mil in ComCare assistance was provided to 72,000 needy Singaporeans and their families in Financial Year 2013 (FY13), according to the latest ComCare Annual Report by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Major efforts were also made to improve the delivery of assistance.
Parliamentary Secretary to attend 67th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child at Geneva, Switzerland
Sep 8, 2014
Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, Ms Low Yen Ling, will lead a delegation to attend the 67th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 9 September 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms Low will be accompanied by officials from the Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Social and Family Development.
New Child Care Registration Management System to Bring Parents Greater Convenience
Sep 5, 2014
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA has introduced a new child care Registration Management System (RMS) that will bring greater convenience to both parents and child care operators.
MSF invites nominations for new Government Representative for Women's Rights on ASEAN Commission
Sep 2, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development invites civil society organisations (CSOs) to nominate suitable candidates for appointment as Singapore Government Representative for Women's Rights on the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). The term of office will be from Oct 2014 to Oct 2017.
MSF Expands Subsidised Senior Home Care Services for Families with Frail Seniors and Persons with Disability
Jul 30, 2014
MSF Expands Senior Home Care Services for Families with Frail Seniors and Persons with Disability
Moves to encourage Singaporeans to make Lasting Power of Attorney
Jul 12, 2014
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced that it will waive its $50 application fee for registration of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for two years from 1 September 2014 for Singaporeans. At the same time, applications will be made easier with a simplified form and postal submission process.
Government Awards Tender to Develop Common IT System to Coordinate Social Service
May 30, 2014
The Government has awarded the tender to develop the Social Service Net (SSNet) - a national case management system for the social service sector. SSNet will enable service providers to better coordinate the delivery of social assistance and social services to individuals and families in need. It is a joint effort of the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.
Is the Early Childhood Sector your Cup of Tea? New Traineeship Programme to Help Job Seekers Join Early Childhood Sector
May 26, 2014
The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) with the support of the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will be launching a Traineeship Programme for the Early Childhood sector. The programme will allow jobseekers who are interested in the Early Childhood sector to have first- hand experience of jobs offered in the sector.
Addendum to the President's Address
May 23, 2014
Singapore’s social services will need to evolve in the coming years to meet the challenges of ageing demographics, changing family structures and rising public expectations. To provide greater support and assurance for Singaporeans and their families, MSF will focus on building integrated social service system, developing new services for the future and expanding capacity and deepening capability in the sector.